Category Archives: Treatment

New Scans – Episode 1

This morning, I had a new mammogram, ultrasound and MRI. I was hoping this was going to be easy. Of course it couldn’t be. Continue reading

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11 Down, 1 To Go

After today, I have one chemo treatment with Taxol left. One. I am so ready to be done with chemo. So ready. The birds woke me up about 5 am and I was at the hospital by 7:30 am. I … Continue reading

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Honesty is Still the Best Policy

This is kind of a rant, and yes, I’m angry, and to be honest, I think you would be, too, all things considered. I’m finding myself really wishing that all of my doctors would have just been up front and … Continue reading

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Almost Halfway There

As of last Friday, March 30th, and I’ve got only 2 chemo Taxol treatment left. I will start the maintenance doses of HerceptinĀ on April 27th. HerceptinĀ is the biologic drug that specifically targets metastatic HER2+ breast cancer. Continue reading

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A Treatise on Exhaustion

I thought, after my diagnosis, that I’d be able to get caught up on things while working from home because chemo was going to kill my immunity. I was looking forward to doing the training and getting the certification(s) I’d … Continue reading

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Got Me a Case of Cabin Fever

Now that I’m finally feeling better after being sick since October with some sort of upper respiratory infection or another, I realized that I have the dreaded winter malady, cabin fever. My friends from the Upper Midwest know this condition … Continue reading

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Fun with Taxol – Week 5

I heard over and over how much more I’d like Taxol. For the record, I don’t *like* either of them. I’ve decided that neither is really better than the other. They’re just different. Continue reading

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